Events

2021 Events at ROMP

FLYER with all of the information below!

April 17           Wonder City Wordfest                        Treasure Hunt                         8-4
April 22           Earth Day                                            Nature Print-Making              10-5
April 29           Poem in Your Pocket Day                   Door Prizes for Poems            10-5

May 3              First Monday at the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
May 8              Founder’s Day -Mother’s Day            Croquet Tourney/Craft           10-5
May 15            State Wildflower Day                          Firewheel Folk Party               2-4
May 29            Memorial Day Flower Craft                 Adult & Kids Craft                 10-5

June 7              First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
June 19            Father’s Day/First Day of Summer      Craft & Summer Poem Day   10-5

July 5              First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
July 17            Exhibit Celebration                              Day of Activities                    10-5
July 29            LTAI: Book Talk                                   Book Club                               6:30-8:00

Aug. 2             First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
Aug. 26           LTAI: Book Talk                                    Book Club                               6:30-8:00

Sep. 1              ROMP: 9th Anniversary                       Door Prizes                             10-5
Sept. 6             First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
Sep. 30            Autumn Celebration                            Autumn Poem Day                 10-5

Oct. 4              First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
Oct. 28            LTAI: Book Talk                                    Book Club                               6:30-8:00
Oct. 30            Dark & Scary Night at the Museum   Poetry Reading                    TBA                           

Nov. 1             First Monday @ the Museum             Kids Craft                               10:30
Nov. 11           Veterans Day Celebration                   Activity/Craft                         10-5
Nov. 18           LTAI: Book Talk                                    Book Club                               6:30-8:00

Dec. 6              First Monday @ the Museum              Kids Craft                               10:30
Dec. 10            Emily’s Birthday                                   Door Prizes                             10-5
Dec. 16            LTAI: Book Talk                                     Book Club                               6:30-8:00
Dec. 21            1st Day of Winter                                 Winter Poem Day                   10-5

 

Event & Activity Details

Wonder City Wordfest: An all-day poetry treasure hunt at various locations in Locust Grove, ending in a prize when you put together the poem at the end of the hunt! Big cash prizes and gift certificates! Free fun for all ages.

Craft Days: We will have a poetry craft available to do on certain days: Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Veterans Day.

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Come in with a poem in your pocket, read it to us, and get a prize!

First Monday at the Museum: This is a time for the kids to come and do a fun activity involving a craft and poetry every month. It is geared toward ages 5 and up, though anyone can participate.

State Wildflower Day: This celebration will honor Oklahoma’s State Wildflower Day but will specifically be a celebration of artist Alysha Little, who created the illustrations for the Firewheel Folk exhibit book. There will be a book signing, refreshments, meet and greet, and free copies of the book given out.

Seasonal Celebrations: Each season is celebration by a day when visitors are encouraged to bring in original poems they wrote about the specific season. A coloring/poem contest will be held for kids, ages 0-12, for each season. Prizes will be given for every poem.

Exhibit Celebration: This will be a celebration of this year’s museum theme of Oklahoma Wildflowers in Poetry. The daylong event will include a nature talk, wildflower Chautauqua, poetry reading, and other activities for all ages. Awards for the Oklahoma Poem Contest will be given out on this day.

LTAI, Let’s Talk About It: This is a program sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities and is a book club discussion group with the theme of Oklahoma: Private Investigations. It is free to join, and the club will read 5 books and 5 different scholars from northeast Oklahoma will present programs with refreshments with each book.

Dark & Scary Night at the Museum: This event will be a Halloween celebration with a poetry reading and awards for the Dark & Scary Poem Contest given out.

Visitors to the museum will have their names put in the pot for a big door prize on these days: National Poetry Month Kick-Off, ROMP 9th Anniversary, and Emily Dickinson’s Birthday.

ROMPoetry@gmail.com, 918-479-ROMP, ROMPoetry.com

Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, 416 E. Main, Locust Grove OK 74352

HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 10-5 & Sunday, 11-3

For groups of any size, we can open on other days. Just give us a call.

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